Today's Astrology Forecast | Thursday, June 30th, 2022 - a light on the womb wound, smart strategies that stabilize and give us more power and control


The Moon is finishing up her journey through Cancer. 


Today she trines (brakes off) a retrograde Neptune at 11:27AM EDT, squares Mars at 2:16PM EDT (feisty, disagreeable energy, feeling pressured to act, maybe home/family vs what we want, both planets strong in their home signs) and finally goes void off her monthly opposition (old power struggles, we've been here before) with a retrograde Pluto at 4:13PM EDT. She is void until 8:40PM EDT when she moves into Leo (and mutual reception with the Sun, so a smoother transition than most months). 

This is also the day, the Sun in Cancer meets up with Black Moon Lilith (what the Moon did at the New Moon on Tuesday) and Pallas in Taurus trines a retrograde Pluto.

A light on Black Moon Lilith in Cancer spotlights the ways we don't fit in with family, old/soul memories of being cast out/feeling unsafe. Being shamed for being needy/dependent which maybe has created, among other things, an inability to ask for help or even to help. Stifled nurturing. Awkwardness with mothering situations. Food issues. Mommy issues. Annoyance with people who are, even appropriately, needy. Family secrets/lies can come out. Situations can activate our BML wound or the collective wound of our Milky Way Galaxy of mother-less children. 


Black Moon Lilith is starting a new annual cycle with the Sun. Our old shame/victim stories don't have to come with us into this new chapter if we have compassion for our awkwardness/anger/fear knowing that there is a very old/very real pain at its root - even if we can't remember it!


This is all happening in a square to Jupiter. Jupiter is in Aries. This is the house in our chart that is experiencing ADVANTAGES if we aren't afraid to take confident action/a risk. The Sun/Black Moon Lilith in Cancer is the house that is requiring adjustments to get those ADVANTAGES. Sort of what is standing in our way, something we need to register/CLEARLY SEE/accept so that our advantage doesn't turn into a disadvantage through awkward/over-the-top action because it is based in FEAR or a deer in the headlight/crab into her shell FREEZE. 

We can choose to feel faith (Jupiter) over fear (BML wound).

(yoga/processes to release stuck energies around our bladder, kidneys, adrenals and lower back will help)


At the same time, our wise warrior Pallas in Taurus has reached her exact trine with a powerful (and retrograde) Pluto. 


This is her (our) final aspect before she moves into Gemini next week.

Pallas in Taurus is all about the practical plans/strategies we need to be stable/secure, to grow something healthy, something that lasts. She offers us excellent guidance as to what's practical/wise (hint - it will be the thing that is falling into place). The trine is a smooth aspect, the energies are woven together instead of thrown into a pile/knot or tossed at our head like a football. Pluto is a 'commit or quit' aspect. In Capricorn, he wants us to take something pretty bloody seriously, so we are asked to GET SOMETHING UNDER CONTROL. 


Merge. Purge. Step into our authentic POWER.

Next month, Uranus, the North Node and Mars are setting up to turn our Taurus house upside down, so this Earth trine today, the thing that is falling into place NOW - Taurus/Capricorn, Pallas/Pluto - is likely a chance to smoothly/smartly release what is dying/dead, commit to a stable plan to simplify our life, figure out a way to get a grip on something that is out of control, but not out of our control. These are Earth signs, so this won't be some pie-in-the-sky or abstract thing. This will be something we can hold in our hands/take to the bank. 

We just need to be able to see things as they actually are. Practical plans and actions are EMPOWERING.


Do what makes sense/cents.

xo all

artwork by the amazing Astri-Lohne

the meaning of the astrology of the New Moon in Cancer | June 28th, 2022 - back to the womb, a fresh start driven by big motivations

On Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 10:51PM EDT - the Cancer Moon meets the Cancer Sun at 7 degrees, giving us this month's New Moon - our annual New Moon in Cancer.

The Moon rules the sign of Cancer, so the New Moon in Cancer is UBER important every year. 


This Moon is about home, family, our roots, mother, mothering, our ancestry, real estate, country, patriotism, home businesses, family businesses, the root of the matter - our emotional security - and, of course, the theme of your personal natal chart's Cancer house -  this is where we get the NEW BEGINNING. The New Moon is an excellent time for fresh starts and new projects. Old behaviors and beliefs can be replaced by more caring and nurturing actions and attitudes.


Let's unpack the chart!


The Moon meets the Sun at 7 degrees Cancer. They are sandwiched between asteroid Lilith, Black Moon Lilith and asteroid Child. The New Moon sqaures Jupiter, at 7 degrees Aries and trines Vesta, at 6 degrees Pisces. The Moon semi-sextiles Venus while Venus, at 7 degrees Gemini, is sextiling Jupiter. Neptune stations retrograde today.

The Moon and Sun are conjunct. Together. On the same page. This is where we start.


The Moon is conjunct asteroid Child (separating, this connection has already happened), Black Moon Lilith (applying) and asteroid Lilith. So, the Moon meets asteroid Child, then is blown-out/re-set by the Sun, then gets a double dose of Lilith, with Black Moon Lilith first followed by asteroid Lilith - we won't be able to miss dealing with her!


The dark New Moon meeting anti-Moon, Black Moon Lilith, can activate our hidden mother/family/inner child wound that has grown dark/dangerous. 


In Cancer this is about being shamed for being needy/needing mothering (tossed from the nourishing garden). Family secrets. Things done in the dark. Lies our inner child absorbed as truth. Hurt mothers who hurt their children or pass on unconscious wounds. This is our inner child feeling unsafe/insecure. Black Moon Lilith is known for her rage/vindictiveness at not getting her way when in fact her darkness is the result of being unjustly judged and unfairly treated by those who held all the power. God's unconditional love not there for HER, not unconditional for HER. She is a point in our chart where our 'temper at injustice' is triggered by transit. Maybe also shows where we showed anger or autonomy and were "cast out".

This is connected to the house of our natal Black Moon Lilith and what happened to us during the nine months we were in the dark of our mother's womb. 


(we can free up ALOT of energy by just being aware of the implications of our Lilith junk - also if you volunteered your chart for a Lilith look, I haven't forgotten you guys and will have them to you this week!)


AND having said that, although Lilith was/is a victim she is now a touchstone in our chart for a dangerous black rage (with fear at its heart) that we ignore at our own peril.


With the New Moon conjunct Black Moon Lilith needs/wants/what is beginning can be driven by our Black Moon Lilith shame wound/by what we are NOT acknowledging. This is where the Moon gets tricky and the square to Jupiter can amplify this. If our need feels TOO BIG, if something feels like it absolutely MUST happen, tread carefully now. The square from Mars to Pluto is kind of echoing this, too. Anger can also seem to come out of nowhere.


Jupiter and the New Moon/Sun/Black Moon Lilith/asteroid Lilith, asteroid Child are forming a T-Square with asteroid Hera (of the Milky Way Galaxy spilled milk fame - we talked about HERE) with the focal point the New Moon herself. In our own life this is about a need to nurture our inner child, to KNOW what we want/need to feel safe. To NOT push the child away this time. To acknowledge that Lilith pain point (collectively not being allowed to be needy/to desire mothering), so that we can begin something that is NOT driven by shame. 

The Moon's biggest aspect is her square to an expansive Jupiter in Aries. It makes me think of the mother pushing the baby into the world. We don't want to rip the mother apart/traumatize the baby, but the BABY IS COMING.

How are we going to carry what we are starting (this is as important as the birth itself)? How can this gestation period be the most loving and connecting? How will we give birth? We want 10 finger/10 toes, some things can't be rushed.


Although the Moon's contact with Jupiter is a challenging square, any aspect with benevolent Jupiter can bring confidence, optimism, LUCK. With Jupiter sextile Venus, I would double the LUCK and add bonus points. The fly in the ointment here is Venus can gloss over problems and Jupiter tends to over-do and is partial to rose-colored thinking, too. So moderation is needed now. With our ideals, with thinking we know-it-all, with taking on too much, with overspending or over-investing. To avoid disappointment/burnout - don't take on too much or move too fast.


After the recent Neptune squares pushing us to dissolve the lie, illusion, inflated dream, now we have the Moon's smooth trine to Vesta in Pisces just as Neptune stations retrograde pulling the past into the present. Vesta in Pisces is a connection to a higher power/the spiritual realms. A focus on something bigger than ourselves. An ideal. Now what is keeping us up at night is something bigger than we are. With Neptune stationing retrograde, maybe we are taking a clearer eyed look at an old dream or old ideal.

The New Moon semi-sextiles Venus while Venus sextiles Jupiter, our relationships, our values, our money are pulled into the mix. With Venus in Gemini, there are multiple choices/roads divided. Venus/Jupiter - our two most benevolent planets are making nice, there is something GOOD VERY GOOD here we don't want to over look. And happening at the New Moon pulls the entire 28 day lunar cycle under its spell! This is your Aries house and your Gemini house combining/bringing OPPORTUNITY. Collectively this is new action and those divided roads, multiple choices, the things we attract by being smart/flirty/open-minded and the new, the brave, the independent.


To bottom line this one (in 100 words or more, you know me) - the New Moon is a BIG new beginning for our Cancer house theme or the collective theme of home, family, our roots, mother, mothering, our ancestry, real estate, country, patriotism, home businesses, family businesses. 


Something here is ready to START.


This START is entangled with the energy of our earliest/pre-birth FEAR which is triggered.

If we allow the fear to stop us in our tracks - allow the energy to just clam up/hunker down because Cancer likes to do just that - we might experience this energy as depressing, all this fiery Jupiter watered down/frozen. 

If we go too big/too fast, act on impulsivity, be driven by those entangled/unconscious fears of not feeling safe, we can lose touch with what we really need. We over-do/over-reach. Projects get too big to support their own weight. We can burn-out. If we commit to things we don't really want to do out of FEAR or FOMO, we will most assuredly find ourselves feeling unsupported (and then shamed/guilty for being needy!).

The best use of this Jupiter square/challenge - because the square is an action aspect requiring movement - use it to feed our MOTIVATION, and take our time/great care to grow this fresh, new beginning - because we want a healthy baby and this time in the womb MATTERS/will make all the difference.

The trine to Vesta in Pisces just as Pisces ruler Neptune stations retrograde pulls the past into the present. The Cancer start includes a return to something in our rear-view mirror. This can be from earlier in this life or a past life/ancestral DNA. We can feel nostalgic. What is the old dream that is most simple/stabilizing? Where is forgiveness/compassion/connection still needed? Where is our spirit/the universe/God in all this?

The New Moon speaks of different options, multiple attractions, something being 'split into two' or a multi-pronged approach that will work/that makes a success of what we are starting. We will need courage, initiative. This makes something BIGGER and BETTER. More loving. More secure. This is how we get lucky!




This is a powerful energy to focus our intentions and make affirmations around general Cancer themes : mothers, motherhood, self-care, nurturing, home, family, real estate, home business, family business, food, breast health, stomach and digestive health, gut health, security ... AND around our Cancer natal/progressed house themes.

AFFIRMATION TIPS: get into a positive frame of mind, work in an uncluttered space - always make affirmations from a positive place (positive meaning both happy and certain) - write your affirmations down by hand in script, speak them out loud - then release your attention from them knowing your intention is known.


Know these things are already yours.


xo all 


You might ask yourself what was happening to your mother when she carried you and how you might still be carrying that energy now/how it impacts your choices and actions. 

Weekly astrology | June 27- July 3, 2022 - big new beginning with home and family, healing words, playing the long game, keeping your head, the god of war meets the god of death



HUGE week ahead!


I'm late getting to this, so let's dive right in.


MONDAY - Mercury sextile Chiron, Mars sextile Saturn

TUESDAY - Sun square Jupiter, Venus sextile Jupiter, New Moon in Cancer, Neptune stations retrograde

THURSDAY - Pallas trines Pluto

FRIDAY - Mars square Pluto

SATURDAY - Mercury trine Saturn, Mercury square Neptune

On MONDAY, Mercury, at 16 Gemini sextiles Chiron in Aries while Mars, at 24 Aries, sextiles Saturn in Aquarius. The Moon will be finishing up in Gemini so answering to Mercury. Mercury/Chiron is healing conversations/information. Siblings, the local community, teachers are helpful. Mercury is in his/her home sign and this is an opportunistic sextile, so opening up about our fears/vulnerabilities is favored, just keep conversations short/light - offer empathy/compassion. Humor can be healing. Sometimes simply saying back to someone what you are hearing them say brings comfort/connection. With Gemini there can be options we hadn't thought about. More than one way through. At the same time Mars/Saturn stabilizes/gives structure/patience to our actions/passion/anger. We are playing a long game here. Saturn is retrograde so we are dealing with old rules/limits/responsibilities. 

TUESDAY - needs its own post. We've touched on The New Moon in Cancer's aspect with Black Moon Lilith, but there is alot more going on. This is a POWERFUL new beginning around home, family, our roots/mothering. Neptune is stationing retrograde - this is probably most important for people with planets/points in the retrograde zone as well as people with Pisces rising or alot of Pisces planets. For all of us though, the tide goes out. Those shells that looked so big and colorful through the glistening water are shown for what they really are. This isn't a bad thing, it's part of the cycle. Neptune will be retrograde until December. It is HUGE that the Sun and Venus are both interacting with Jupiter, and in different ways - bigger is better or is it? We will unpack all of this in the next post!


THURSDAY - Pallas, at 27 degrees Taurus, trines Pluto in Capricorn. Practical strategies, powerful negotiations. Maybe this is our way through any minefields this week. Simplify our plans. Choose what adds to our security. When things get rough, we turn back to the basics. To the stuff we can touch, taste, smell. Nature is powerful/empowering. This is Pallas's final aspect before she heads into Gemini next week.

FRIDAY - Mars, at 27 degrees Aries, squares Pluto in Capricorn. The God of war squaring off with the God of death sounds, well, scary/intense and it can be, but let's think this through. People born with Mars/Pluto aspects will be activated. They have usually learned to control this energy and may even channel it positively, but for the rest of us it can activate repressed anger - we over-react, blow up, act out. Especially about things we can't control. Pluto is retrograde, so old power plays/struggles can get reactivated. This energy would be good for starting renovation projects when we are looking to destroy something! Remember though Mars is just unwinding his sextile with Saturn and he is strong in his home sign. We can keep our head when needed - be smart, no dark alleys/no unnecessary crazy-making. If we are pushing to make something happen (Mars in Aries) we want to be sure we don't destroy (Pluto) what we are trying to achieve - don't toss the baby out with the bathwater. Don't force/manipulate someone to do what you want (we can also be on the other end of this) unless we are absolutely, positively sure the ends justifies the means because it rarely does in the long run. Squares require action, and, yes something needs to transform here, but if we are thinking something MUST happen, we can get ourselves into trouble. Keep in mind the positive aspects to Saturn - be a grown-up. We have that Pallas trine - be a smart, stable grown-up. This is a cardinal square pushing up to START something new/deal with these power struggles and challenges in a NEW way. 


SATURDAY - Mercury, at 24 degrees Gemini, trines Saturn while squaring Neptune. Mercury/Saturn is discussions with authority/stabilizing information/formal words. Something can be confirmed now. With Gemini our thinking can be all over the place and Saturn helps focus us, maybe forces us to look/pay attention over here. With Saturn in Aquarius, maybe we are talking/thinking about the future. Decisions are made. At the same time Mercury is squaring Neptune. We've had a few Neptune squares (and sextiles lately), but this is Neptune's first aspect while retrograde. The old dream/illusion/lie that pushes us to move on. Move into something more reality based/more stabilizing. With Saturn in Aquarius - our causes/groups/ideas about the future are getting clarified/firmed up. 


xo all, back with the New Moon in Cancer!

artwork by the talented Joshua Smith

the astrology of Black Moon Lilith's square to Jupiter | Roe V. Wade and the New Moon in Cancer - part II



We started this conversation about Black Moon Lilith's lengthy square to Jupiter and her connection to next week's powerful New Moon in Part I - HERE.


At next week's New Moon in Cancer, the Moon/Sun conjunction will be exactly squaring Jupiter in Aries.  

This is a BIG push to be brave/confident and take action to START SOMETHING THAT MATTERS TO US. 

A challenge/wildcard, but also opportunity for healing at this New Moon is seen through Black Moon Lilith's conjunction with the New Moon as she (and the Sun) square Jupiter. The Sun/Moon will spotlight the wounded mother/child - the SHAME. The Moon and Sun will move on, but the square from Black Moon Lilith to Jupiter (in play for the last few weeks) will continue until the end of July. 


Squares are dynamic aspects that create change. Something has to give. Both Jupiter and Black Moon Lilith each have a perspective that can't take in the whole picture.

This New Moon is about our childhood wound/mother wound. The ways we weren't seen or heard. The ways our needs were not accepted. There is a need at this New Moon to see/confront emotional FEAR. At this New Moon we will be able to see/feel what we do with this fear. Do we hide? Do we project it onto other people? Do we get sick? Do we entangle/manipulate? Do we take action? Do we get bloody freakin' angry? Can we allow our bodies to process/feel it without judging it?


Throughout the summer, as the Sun, Mercury, Venus and Mars move through Cancer, they will all meet up with Black Moon Lilith. We are in Cancer season already and the New Moon in Cancer comes in right out of the gate, so the overall vibe is emotional anyway and JUST GETTING STARTED. By the middle of July, Mercury will be in Cancer, too, (only for two weeks, this will be fast). Random conversations will quickly become intimate. We will find ourselves confiding in people, talking about our family. We could learn very personal information about people. We will be feeling what people are saying.


Part of the work of Black Moon Lilith in Cancer is dealing with/noticing the very old familial triggers that cause us to act out in extreme ways and sabotage ourselves. 


His-tory and myth has turned Lilith into something deadly/dangerous. And this IS what happens to us when we are shamed for wanting something we are perfectly entitled to want. When Lilith was told to be less than she was, she refused. She held her own shape, and was banished into the night, cursed as the personification of evil. 


Also keep in mind, there is another abandonment story even older than the story of Lilith. 


That story is the origin story of our galaxy. It's the story of a cheating husband, an angry wife and a hungry baby. The baby (Hercules), birthed by another mother and held to angry wife's (Hera/Juno) breast by cheating husband (Zeus, Jupiter) and the lost mother's milk that flies out of her when she awakens to find another woman's baby to her breast. This spilled milk - which we've never been allowed to cry over - creates our galaxy, the Milky Way Galaxy of un-mothered children (the dishonor to the feminine becoming baby's dishonor). 


The passion/obsession the "anti-Moon" Black Moon Lilith's shame/rage ultimately being about not only the woman's dishonor, but the screaming, hungry child's desire to return to the breast, TO STAY ALIVE. 


It shouldn't be surprising, although it is, that during the United States Pluto return, a country with a Cancer Sun and a Jupiter ruled chart - Cancer ruling both mothers AND babies and Jupiter ruling the legal system - Roe V. Wade, the landmark 1973 court case that legalized abortion nationwide, has just been overturned in the United States. 


This happens as transiting Black Moon Lilith - shamed for demanding body sovereignty/accused baby killer - squares transiting Jupiter - the Supreme Court.

The astrology is striking - transiting Black Moon Lilith is sandwiched between the United States natal Sun and natal Jupiter with the Sun on the United States natal Venus (women). Transiting Jupiter is on the AC of the Roe V. Wade 1973 chart while transiting BML is on the IC (!), transiting Pluto has just backed onto that chart's natal Mercury exact and ruling that chart's 8th house of death/endings. The original 1973 ruling is also having its Chiron (wounded healer) return.


The 1973 Roe v. Wade chart had a 22 degree Capricorn Jupiter (the degree killed off/transformed by Saturn/Pluto in January 2020, so legal precedent ripe for change) and BML tightly conjunct Neptune, in the Sagittarius 8th house, so answering to that newly transformed Jupiter.


Since the original 1973 chart's Mercury was exactly conjunct the United States natal Pluto this, too, is part of the shaking and quaking of the U.S. Pluto return. 


And now, just as Venus has left Taurus - the sign she rules/is strong - and falls into dualistic Gemini (two roads ahead, two different sets of values, two different ways of seeing this) and starts answering to a strong Mercury (remember Pluto is on that 1973 Mercury and that 1973 Mercury was on the U.S. natal Pluto), with Black Moon Lilith (a symbol for BOTH women's sovereignty and killing babies) squaring Jupiter and the Sun/Moon applying to meet up with Black Moon Lilith (back on May 3rd when the Supreme Court's draft opinion overturning Roe V. Wade was leaked to the media sending shockwaves across the country, Venus in Aries was squaring Black Moon Lilith in Cancer) - the court tosses out the Roe v. Wade ruling/tosses the issue to the states.


With the North Node - our best way forward - in Taurus which is all about our values/new life/fertility and answering to Venus, ruler of women, the country is charged with figuring out how to move forward (Venus in dualistic Gemini now) .... with Mars squaring Pluto next week, we can expect an explosive beginning.


The real healing starts with clarity, with those who call themselves "pro-life" coming to an understanding that those who call themselves "pro-choice" are desperate to defend women's bodily autonomy and equality in the economic/social realms. And those who call themselves "pro-choice" understanding that those who call themselves "pro-life" are equally committed to protecting the rights of the unborn child/see abortion as murder.

Personally and collectively - self-acceptance is the key to our Black Moon Lilith wound. 


There is a CLARITY that comes when our Black Moon Lilith shame is confronted/allowed to be accepted/seen for what it is - her anger/our inner child's hunger quelled. Once we understand the shame as the seat of the rage, maybe we can begin to clear lifetimes of residual debris from our soul's path.


Brene Brown has done alot of great work on healing shame. And David Hawkins, an amazing spiritual teacher, has determined, through muscle testing, that shame is the lowest emotion on the level of consciousness scale. Much lower than depression, anger or frustration. So, it would make sense that the point in the Moon's (emotions) orbit furthest from the Earth might also speak of the furthest/most deeply buried emotion.


Back with part III and we'll look at some charts. We will also return to some of these themes in next week's New Moon in Cancer post.


xo all


artwork by the amazing Svetlana Belova

today's astrology forecast | Friday and Saturday, June 24-25, 2022 - the blocks push us toward a more simple and secure life, taking action on the new, not totally new dream



On FRIDAY, the Moon continues her monthly journey through Taurus, the sign of her exaltation. At 6:14PM EDT she meets up with change-maker Uranus. This is positive energy allowing us to release what needs to go, feel more comfortable with change/the future. Do something different.

This is also the day Pallas, at 24 degrees Taurus, squares a retrograde Saturn in Aquarius. Old rules, responsibilities, commitments, dealings with authority, groups, causes, limits, time constraints might force adjustments to our plans/strategies. We could hear a "no". Saturn is retrograde, so we should have been able to see this coming.

Pallas in Taurus is focused in on practical concerns - what makes the most sense/cents RIGHT NOW, so the square to Saturn in Aqua could bring up challenges/tension/worries about the future. 


The Moon's conjunction with Uranus tonight - the modern ruler of Uranus - will help, allows an integration of the now with what's to come. In Taurus we can't be afraid to get our hands dirty.

On SATURDAY, the Moon in Taurus gets busy - squares Saturn at 9:01AM EDT (so repeating what Pallas did yesterday, more concerns about the future, roadblocks, limits, what authority is doing), sextiles Neptune at 10:05AM EDT and goes void off a smooth trine to Pluto at 3:02PM EDT. She is void until 7:13PM EDT when she gets busy in communicative Gemini.


The Moon/Saturn can feel depressing. Old responsibilities/pressures. Old rules. Group tension. Feeling what we don't/can't have. Luckily Luna quickly moves into an opportunistic sextile with Neptune. 


Good time for a trip to the ocean/to get into some water. Relax. Rest. Make art/listen to music. For more than a week we've been dealing with these dueling Saturn/Neptune aspects - asking us to deal with these old rules and responsibilities while leaning into a NEW (with its feet in the past) dream. 


That closing trine to Pluto feels like - all's well that ends well then we get a few hours to chill before the Moon in Gemini makes our Saturday night into Monday busy with lots of chatter and information. There should be a good flow. The Moon is making good aspects on Sunday, too - looks like a nice weekend, let's enjoy it!

Saturday is also the day Pallas makes her own sextile to Neptune (in step with Luna) and Ceres in Cancer sextiles Uranus. 


Uranus/Ceres makes me think of free-range parenting. Or that expression about "if you love something let it go, if it comes back to you ...". Ceres in Cancer tends toward smother-mothering and this opportunistic sextile with freedom-loving Uranus can give everyone a little bit of breathing room. Also something here about forced changes/things we can't control creating opportunities for a simpler/more secure future. The 'out of control' stuff doesn't seem quite so problematic. Taurus/Cancer is comfortable/makes everything feel better. 


Neptune/Pallas is reinforcing the Moon/Neptune sextile from Taurus/Pisces. Building the new/not so new dream. Benefiting from our intuition. Pallas in Taurus is smart practical/grounded strategies that make sense/cents and don't we love a double dose of Pisces magic added into the mix 


(keep in mind we need to do something with a sextile to make anything happen, fertile dirt AND fairy-dust)!


xo all

artwork by the amazing Sylvie Demers

today's astrology forecast | Wednesday and Thursday, June 22nd - 23rd, 2022 - all part of falling in love with reality



The Sun is in Cancer. The Moon is finishing up in Aries today - we are nourished/nurtured by action, physical movement, taking the initiative, time spent alone, time spent with men, passion, anger. 


She meets up with ruler Mars at 2:58PM EDT and sextiles Saturn at 10:18PM EDT. 


We want to be constructive with all this fire. Take it seriously. Don't waste it, but don't burn the house down either. Be brave, but not overly pushy or impulsive. We want to be taking action on what we want (the Moon is waning, so good for things we are finishing/wanting to release), exercising, doing something new/fresh. It's good energy for independent work. Avoid rushing which can lead to accidents. The sextile to a retrograde Saturn tonight shows opportunity when we deal with what we have been procrastinating. Good for working on long term goals/career goals/dealing with responsibilities.

This afternoon Venus leaves her home sign of Taurus for Gemini. She starts answering to Mercury in Gemini, so we will feel the change, but with Mercury in his/her home sign (and the Moon moving into Taurus tomorrow) - the change should be smooth/as it should be. With Venus in 'multiple everything' Gemini, what we want can change ... and change again. This gets tricky with the Sun in Cancer where we will be more emotionally attached to things.


We talked about this in detail in the weekly HERE

Chiron, at 16 degrees Aries, squares Ceres in Cancer. This is kind of echoing the Black Moon Lilith in Cancer square Jupiter we have been talking about. 


Mother/family/home wounds are triggered. 

Chiron in Aries heals through action/initiative/courage and Ceres in Cancer takes things very personally, handles things in private, within the family, within her shell. We can see how this Aries/Cancer square gets tricky/uncomfortable. We are pushed to leave our safe space or pushed to create one. 

Yesterday, Pluto retrograded back to 27 degrees Capricorn, preparing for his second go at the U.S. natal Pluto (U.S. Pluto return), which will be exact on July 11-12th. The first exact hit saw Russia invade/bomb Ukraine just as transiting Mars edged past Venus in Capricorn right on "time runs out". This second exact hit will have transiting Venus EXACT on the U.S. natal Mars (with transiting Mars in Taurus, so answering to her) and Ceres in Cancer EXACT on the U.S. natal Mercury. Whatever is happening then, and it won't just be about Russia/Ukraine, might be what is setting off big changes/the potential chaos at the end of the month and into early August. 


We talked about that first conjunction HERE, we'll dig into the second one next week. 

TOMORROW, the Moon will be in Taurus, the sign of her exaltation. We are nourished/nurtured by more traditionally nurturing things - a warm bed, a soft touch, good food, security, time spent in nature, time spent with what/who we value/love, all the good stuff money can buy and all the good stuff money can't.


The Moon is exalted in Taurus because she can really settle down here. Just keep in mind with Uranus in Taurus (Moon meets Uranus on Friday) and Saturn in Aquarius (Moon squares Saturn on Saturday) changes and challenges are par for the course.


At 12:11 on Thursday, she will sextile the Cancer Sun at 2 degrees.

The sextile is this month's Waning Sextile. Taurus/Cancer. Cancer is about the past and Taurus the here and now. This waning sextile feels like just the salve for yesterday's painful Chiron/Ceres. Releasing the past/working with what we have. Enjoying our physical senses - the things that feel safe and nurturing. Taking care of our home/family/finances. Enjoying nature/good food. Keeping things simple. This sextile is part of last week's Full Moon story about releasing the lie/exaggerated hope and falling in love with reality - pulls that Full Moon story forward as we head toward the Cancer New Moon (conjunct Black Moon Lilith and squaring Jupiter) next week.

I hope something here is helpful.

xo all

artwork by the talented ItsEndy